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Issues Matter:  Adam Putnam Gears Up for the Gubernatorial Race

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam recently spoke to press members at the Associated Press’ pre-session conference. His topic? President Donald Trump. Speaking about the President’s controversial “travel ban,” Putnam said, “We all need to make this country more secure.…
Trump Taps National Security Advisor

By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central…
Snap bets on hardware as Facebook threat looms

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough…
US Labor Dept nominee withdraws, in blow to Trump

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could…
Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inauguration.…
Is Florida moving too slow to save the Everglades?

By JENNY STALETOVICH FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Zooming over the vast Everglades in a helicopter, it’s easy to see how much work is being done to revive the wilted watershed: Newly restored bends in the Kissimmee River are resurrecting…
BREAKING:  State Lawmakers Paid by Lobbying Firms

Syndicated from The Ledger Once viewed as an “inescapable” conflict of interest, some state lawmakers are on the payroll of firms that actively lobby the Legislature. The law firm of Becker & Poliakoff has an extensive legislative lobbying practice that…
Florida Gov. lashes out at GOP leader over jobs money

By GARY FINEOUT Feb. 07, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday lashed out against GOP House Speaker Richard Corcoran, escalating an already growing feud over state spending on programs that Scott maintains have helped…